'The Churchill Rose' is a breath-taking, repeat-flowering rose with a distinctive perfume and large, cupped semi-double blooms of a striking and unique shade of apricot. The blooms fade to pale yellow as they age, giving a multi-tonal effect. Plants are even more attractive with mid-green, glossy foliage, where new growth has an attractive maroon edging bringing a flush of spring colour before the blooms emerge.
Bred by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winning nurseryman Peter Beale MBE, 'The Churchill Rose' is a modern shrub rose named in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Churchill College Cambridge. Robust and reliable, with good resistance to disease, the Churchill Rose forms good sized plants and are repeat bloomers, often bringing colour to the garden well into autumn.
Supplied as freshly potted, British grown, professional quality plants.
All of our freshly potted roses are field grown and dug up and potted when the weather conditions are right in October or November, just as the plants are entering their winter dormancy, which helps keep the roots hydrated and in good condition.
The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally, they should planted out as soon as possible. Because plants are dormant throughout the winter, they do not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be alarmed if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots.
They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from removing any tips that have died back.